Global Associates International Network - GAIN
The RELIEF Centre’s Global Associates International Network is an interdisciplinary network of academics and practitioners from around the globe. Its shared goal is to address the core challenges of inclusive growth and prosperity under conditions of mass displacement.
Members of the network bring together expertise in a large number of fields including anthropology and sociology, urban planning, civil engineering, education in emergencies, economics, information technology and entrepreneurship. They also have a range of regional expertise on the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
The network’s aim is to foster connectivity between people in different countries and with different expertise, but with a shared commitment to tackling the challenges of displacement and enhancing prosperity, quality of life and education for both refugees and hosts. Its main objectives include
- Strengthening knowledge exchange between researchers, International Agencies, NGO’s, charities, policy makers and entrepreneurs around the globe who share a common concern for addressing the consequences of displacement.
- Highlighting innovative solutions to complex problems that are developed in different contexts of displacement.
- Acting as a platform for informing people about available expertise that could be linked to existing projects in order to further and add value to ongoing work.
- Facilitating collaboration between academics and practitioners who share common goals.